Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Existing in New York City: Ebola Has Come to Town

The Teabaggers and Republicans love low turnouts because they know their hardcore White brethren and sisters will vote and make up most of that under 40% vote.  When you see what lowly populated and Confederate-leaning states (like Alaska, Iowa, Colorado, Gawjah, North Carolina, New Hampshire) will maybe turn this worthless Congress over to a bunch of God-promoting, climate-change deniers, miscreants who believe our government was founded on Christian principles and respect for the Judaic God Jehovah (actually the same god as Allah), outsourcing fools, sociopathic liars out to bring our style of living down to that of a Third World nation per the Neo-Con Manifesto promoted by idiots like Paul Wolfowitz, Robert Rubin, Karl Rove, the Koch Brothers, et. al. , it's enough to make you head spin like Betelgeuse.  If the Republicans win Congress, HOT DAMN, total Chaos is right around the corner.  "I was walking down the street just the other night/I had a funny feeling that things weren't right/ I heard some heavy footsteps right behind/And I know it wasn't just my mind: A foolkiller's coming...he's getting closer everyday/A foolkiller's coming...I've got to try to make my getaway."  [Mose Allison, "Foolkiller."]

Ebola Comes to New York City
I'm an outpatient at Bellevue Hospital.  Sometimes I go there and a lot of the workers are wearing masks.  It makes me wonder why they are wearing masks.  I go on about my business without asking why they are wearing masks (and they aren't all wearing masks which makes it more confusing).  But now?  I'm due to go pick up meds this week at the Bellevue Pharmacy now knowing that there is an Ebola patient on the premises.  And they now are saying he's in critical condition though stable. What does that mean?

In the meantime, my neighborhood is wracked with construction noise as the Communist Chinese are building a 50-story hotel one block behind me.  Yes, that's right, the real estate investors of this hotel are Communist Chinese.  Remember, one of the only tenants so far in the Chinese-material-built No. 1 World Trade Center, the world's most expensive office building, is the largest real estate firm in Communist China.  And how do I relate this wild construction going on in New York to the Ebola crisis in West Africa?  The corporate global economy cares absolutely nothing about human suffering.  It is ironic, however, that Communist Cuba has now sent over 200 doctors and healthcare workers to West Africa to help fight this corporate-world neglected Ebola outbreak.

And what was President Obama's contribution to this horrible outbreak?  Why he sent a bunch of military hotshots over there.  We are a militaristic country; we live in a war economy.  Our Commander-in-Chief sends our invincible military over there to battle disease.  War is the solution to all world problems even Ebola outbreaks to our more-pious-than-thou President and his asskissing Congress.

Check out photos of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.  You don't see any neighborhoods with walled estates and Mercedes and BMWs in their driveways and guys wearing Brooks Brothers suits.  No.  Instead, you see overall filth and uncleanliness; you see dead bodies in the muddy unpaved streets; you see children with no clothes on just sitting on the filthy ground dying; you see mothers holding their infected babies who are literally dying in their trying-to-protect arms; you see armed soldiers wearing protective gear and carrying big long sticks forcing impoverished people into quarantine areas; you see the shacks and shanties constructed of rescued woods, scrap metal, and tarpaper all sitting in muddy and corruptible squalor; over 10,000 affected; over 5,000 deaths.

In China, I've read about how they build whole cities that nobody lives in, one a city that would hold 77,000 people.  Instead of building those cities in China, why couldn't they go to places like Guinea and Liberia and Sierra Leone clean them up and then build all new residences with clean running water and proper sewage systems?  Little Billy Gates and Warren "Junk Bond" Buffett could with their pocket money help these affected countries by sending them boatloads of medical supplies, mobile hospital units, and armies of clean-up crews.

But the wealthy hate the poor so they'll let those Ebola-infected countries go to Holy Hell before they'll give up any of their mostly ill-gotten wealth.  I mean, just think, our billionaire pharmaceutical industry, our pay-or-die health insurance industry,  our big hospitals-for-profit industry could do miraculous things with doctors, healthcare workers, biochemists, free medical supplies, with free vaccines, with experimental drugs...BUT, hell no, these crooked bastards will wait until it's a worldwide epidemic then they'll all be heading for the upper floors of their hi-rise luxury apartments and office buildings guarded by their own private police forces and the regular police forces while the poor below die in the streets like pariah dogs.

But then death can be a savior.

Mid-Term Elections
There's a rightwing, dumb, stupid feeling in the air that the stupidest voters in the world, We the People of the USA, will put the Teabag Party and far right Republicans in both house majorities in these coming wasting-billions elections.  Don't be surprised, you so-called progressives, if this tragedy doesn't happen.  We the People of the USA...actually that should be We the White People of the USA will take our government back from the Obama Communists (the rightwing dumbass fable-believing Christian soothsayers call Obama a progressive socialist.  Damn, don't we all wish this rightwing, Corporate asskissing military asskissing Uncle Tom were a progressive socialist).

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Existing in New York City: Translating Intellectual Gobblygook That Is Untranslatable

The Taj Mahal in 1930s.  Photographer unknown.  Collection of tgw.

The Gooblygook of Intellectuals
I just finished reading a long article on Radicalized Pedagogy and, boy, is my head spinning.  I don't claim to be an intellectual.  I'm a basic reasoner, which simply means, I think (or reason) common sensibly, something I deduced while in college studying Economic and Sociological Theory.  Sociology to me was simply a common-sense approach to the study of society (or societies).  The Sociology originators (Comte, Diderot, Marx, Proudhon, Durkheim, Weber, Sorokin, Thorstein Veblen, et. al.) were encyclopedists in that they observed societal life in purified settings.  In other words, sociological observations were made free of bias (one's on particular beliefs or some outside influences, etc.) and in as pure a thinking atmosphere as could be produced.

But even Sociologists are becoming transfixed by their intellectualism and are writing radical articles that are so gummed up by intellectual verbalizing, it's really difficult to understand just what the hell their points are.  I see poverty in a neighborhood and using common-sense reasoning it's easy to deduce why that neighborhood is impoverishedLook at the defined neighborhood's ethnic majority, whether it's workingclass (low-salaried) or not, and how distant or isolated it is from the Middle Class.  Ethnically, you notice the neighborhood is a Black neighborhood.  Blacks make up the most out-of-work people in this country and even when they get work, it's low-salaried work.  And, of course, it's easy to deduce that since it's a Black neighborhood, by discriminating factors (like Gerrymandering), yes, it's isolated from the Middle Class (the process in White terms is called Racism).

One problem with intellectuals is they have to publish and publish frequently in order to maintain their livelihoods and intellectual presence.  They are insatiable writers. So I can deduce from this that intellectuals are writing to impress other intellectuals.  Not being an intellectual, of course, I find their expansive writing untranslatable into a language I understand.

I'm Bitching
I've been writing on this blog for almost ten years now.  There are certain phrases and designations I use (like referring to Ronald Reagan as Ronald "Raygun" Reagan and a recent posting on Christian Reprobate John Hagee and his idiot saying that Obama's trying to divide Israel in half is the reason for the Ebola (named after a river) epidemic in West Africa) and now suddenly, I see other writers using these terms and referring to idiot characters using my sentiments.  Statistics show my blog gets "looked at" over 150 times a day.  Yes, I know a lot of those are spammers, probably the majority of them, but some of them are blog writers and Internet media pundits.  So far, of all the people who visit my blog only a few of them list The Daily Growler in their blog lists.  I thank these people for honestly appraising this blog as worthy of their reference to it in an acceptable way.  Anyone can call Ronald Reagan Ronald Raygun; I don't hold a patent on the name, but on the other hand, give some credit where credit is due.  Damn, I hope I'm not being paranoid.

Is Obama Now the Worst of Our Long-Line of Worthless Presidents?
I've always said over the decades I've lived, we've been ruled by poor little spoiled rich brats with Ivy League-propaganda backgrounds; an ex-haberdasher; a ex-general (Ike "I Like Golf" Eisenhower); a Texan who won his first election with the aid of voters in a cemetery in Duvall County, Texas, by 80 votes; a California Quaker crooked lawyer; a man who couldn't walk and chew gum at the same time; a peanut farmer; a Grade B actor (who shared top billing with a monkey in his most famous role); a failed oilman who also was head of the CIA (a Yale man); a Hillbilly profligate from the backward state of Arkansas (I noticed Monica Lewinsky is making a comeback lately by claiming she's being harassed unmercifully on the Internet); that failed oilman's worthless son (a Yale man) who up until President Obama came along was the worst president in the history of our worthless presidents.

Obama warned us in his book he wrote right before he was nominated to be the Dumbocratic Party candidate (that had Black people raising their hands praising God they were so hopeful) that his two heroes were Lincoln and Ronald "Raygun" Reagan.  Then, after his multimillion-dollar extravagant inauguration (paid for by the taxpayers), when he met with Georgie Porgie Bush, he said he really liked the fellow and that G.W. was the kind'a guy you could have a beer with and have a fine bullshit conversation with (a Good Ol' Boy, in other words).  Then, during his inauguration speech, Obama warned us that he was going to forget the past and think only futuristically.  "Yes, We Can!" he bellowed in an attempted impersonation of Martin Luther King's Washington Mall speech.  And that Yes We Can turned out to mean, "Yes, we can keep on keepin' on in G.W. Bush's footsteps...war, war, and more war, more wars than G.W. ever criminally started."

As I write this, the U.S. and Britain (we go together hand in hand with our former colonizers) have in a secret move pulled all but 9,000 troops out of Afghanistan and Obama has declared our involvement in Afghanistan as over.  Oh yeah, over except for 9,000 troops still there and God knows how many contractors and soldiers of fortune are still there; plus the drone operators in Nevada (and God knows where else) will still be blowing away innocent civilians under the banner of killing terrorists.  How many innocent civilians have had to die in order for us to kill terrorists.  We kill terrorists and the next thing you know, they're stronger than ever, i.e., ISIS or ISIL

So who is the worst president ever?

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Existing in New York City: Blood Moons and Christian Jibberish

A Blood Moon, not a designation given it by NASA or any astronomers.  A Blood Moon is the invention of two blowhard, Bible-thumping money worshipers, one that big fat putz, John Hagee (he hates anybody who doesn't kiss his God-connected ass), and the other a Jesus-hustling backward thinker, Mark Blitz, both Jesus jive artists who are selling books at $39 each to mouth-gawking Christian believers who believe everything they believe depends on the Nation of Israel, a nation whose rabbinical soothsayers don't believe Jesus Christ is the Messiah.
NOTE: Christian Jive Artist, John Hagee (of Blood Moon fame and fortune), declares ebola the result of God punishing the world because Obama is trying to divide Israel. And people truly believe in everything this Jesus-hustler says no matter how insanely nutjob it is.  In fact, the nuttier the prophecy the more his flock throngs around it and starts worshiping it in ecstasy.  Of course, this Christian clown takes in millions of TAX-FREE dollars every day of his hustling life.
Out of Fear of Dying
Yes, that's the reason for all these damned religions, a human's fear of dying.  But all animals fear dying.  I was in Jamaica many years ago and I was invited up into the mountains by a young lady to attend a barbecue where her father was killing a porker.  When we arrived at her father's farm, they had not yet picked out the pig to be spiked and roasted over an open-pit fire.  I sat drinking Jamaican rum and watched as the father and the pig killer went down to the pig pen to pick out the doomed porker that would be the star of the big event.  When the pigs in the pen saw the men coming with the ropes (they roped the winning porker) they began to run around the pen squealing bloody murder.  When at last they roped the pig they wanted and pulled him out of the pen, the rest of the pigs became silent.  The pig they roped, however, resisted their pulling his several hundred pounds squealing all the way up to the big tree whose large thick lower branch they soon threw the rope over and then hoisted the pig up off the ground with his neck stretched taut.  All this while this pig was squealing worse than bloody murder.  He knew his fate.  He knew he was soon going to be stabbed with the pig killer's big killing knife up in his neck and then that knife would be pulled hard down from his neck to gut the poor bastard at which point with spewing blood he gave up the ghost.

Later deep into the night, with the music swirling all around that mountain valley and the rum being passed around and the barbecued pig meat eaten with gusto along with big bowls of callaloo, while making out with my Jamaican girlfriend I looked up and saw the biggest baddest full-blown bloodiest moons I'd ever before seen.

Blood Moons
From the astronomers at EarthSky:
"Why is the term Blood Moon being used to mean a full moon of a lunar tetrad? We can’t really tell you why more and more people are using the term Blood Moon to describe the four full moons of a lunar tetrad. We don’t know why, exactly.  Here’s the definition of a lunar tetrad, again: four successive total lunar eclipses, with no partial eclipses in between, each of which is separated from the other by six lunar months (six full moons). There’s no obvious reason why Blood Moon should be associated with this term."
So there.  The use of "Blood Moons" is according to big fat blowhard Jesus-selling John Hagee signs the fictitious Jesus Christ is returning to become the King of the Jews sitting on his Holy Throne in the God-designated seat of government in the divided city of Jerusalem (Jeru and Salem).  By the way, this nonexistent Messiah will return from out of the clouds riding a big White horse and leading an army of angels down to make his return to earth and to take up his Jewish God-ordained role as Messiah to the Jews and King of the Christians who will first rise from the dead to meet Joshua bar Joe in the air and those still alive will be gathered up leaving behind those like I who can't believe such whoppers no matter the color of the moon during lunar eclipses.

You see Christians besides believing that the world is still flat also believe the moon gives off its own light.  They really don't believe that moonlight is simply reflected sunlight.  They ignore the natural fact that the Sun is in fact our true God, for without the Sun's saving light we would not have any life at all on this planet unless there perhaps are some Mole People: source: a 1950s Superman television show.  The Mole People in the teevee show's case used Electrolux portable vacuum cleaners as space guns.

for The Daily Growler Under Its Own Blood Moon